Another classic day at DZG

Around 1,500 visitors flocked to Dudley Zoo on the day of the West Midlands Classic Car Club’s annual show.

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webcarshow2This was the 27th year the popular club has shown off its classic collection in Dudley Castle’s courtyard.

Almost 80 marvellous machines spanning nine decades joined Sunday’s line-up and organiser Maurice Cole said the day was fantastic.

Mr Cole, of Priory Road, Dudley, said:?”It was a wonderful day and we had a great turn out. Lots of people had read about the show in the local press and really enjoyed the occasion.

“There was a lot of interest in the cars and people said they enjoyed seeing such a varied collection of vehicles.”

Cars on display included a rare 1961 Daimler Dart, which competed in the Monte Carlo Rally in the 1980s, and an early Rolls Royce from 1924.

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Mr Cole, pictured above, brought along his own cars including a 1972 E-type Jaguar, a 1977 Rolls Royce and a red TR8. They all have personalised plates bearing his initials, MHC.

Dudley Zoo’s Marketing Manager Andrea Hales said: “Once again we were delighted to welcome the club members on site and pleased everyone had an enjoyable day.”

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The West Midlands Classic Car Club was founded in 1978 and has 120 members from across the country.